Review 2014 by RD Clark
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Written by: Dean DeBlois, from the How to Train Your Dragon” book series by Cressida Cowell
Directed by: Dean DeBlois
Starring:(Voices of) Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Cate Blanchett, America Ferrera.
Complete cast is here
Running time: 105 mins
When a young dragon-rider finds there is a threat to his peaceful town, he decides to go talk the invaders out of it. This does not go well.
This one beautiful film with lots of action and comedy and great voice-work from all, especially Ferguson. I saw it in 3D and I do recommend it that way; it really did add to the experience. Wonderful score and some very precious moments.
I felt it did drag a bit in a couple of spots and the villain was a bit formulaic. And I mostly feel the same way about cuddly dragons that I do about sparkly vampires, but that’s probably just me.
I’ll give this a hearty recommendation. No post-credit scenes, so drag on out when the credits roll.
Flytrap rating: 7.5/10
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